Kings vs Rangers Predictions, Picks, Betting Tips 2/9/2020
Game: Los Angeles Kings vs New York Rangers
Date: Sunday, February 9, 2020
Location: Madison Square Garden in New York City, NY
Odds/Point Spread: Kings (+149) Rangers (-165)
Madison Square Garden is the venue where Henrik Lundqvist and the New York Rangers (26-23-4, 7th in the Metropolitan Division) will take on the Los Angeles Kings (19-31-5, 8th in the Pacific Division) on Sunday. The moneyline on this matchup has the Kings coming in at +149 and the Rangers are at -165. The total opens at 6. The Kings are covering 34.6% of the time, having gone 19-36 SU. New York is covering 49.1% of the time, going 26-27 straight up.
The Los Angeles Kings head into this game holding a record of 19 wins and 31 defeats, ranking them 8th in the Pacific Division. During the year thus far, they have scored a total of 136 goals which has them sitting at 15th in the Western Conference and 30th in the league. Their goal differential is -38, ranking them 29th in the league. The Kings currently have a total of 43 pts, which has them sitting at 30th in the league and 15th in the West. When discussing shots toward the net, they currently have a total of 1,855 which has them sitting at 2nd in the Western Conference and 3rd in the league. As a group, Los Angeles has racked up a total of 1,094 hits which means they are averaging 19.9 per contest. They currently have a total of 589 blocks for this season. The man protecting the goal for Los Angeles is Jonathan Quick from Milford, Connecticut. He is 34 years old and has totaled 2,085 mins defending the goal for the season. Quick is conceding 3.05 goals per contest which has him ranked 29th among Western Conference goalies and 51st in the NHL among goalies. For the season, he's allowed 106 goals. He's earned a save percentage of .894 which has him ranked 30th among Western Conference goalies.
The Los Angeles Kings will look to clean up some issues after taking a 5 - 3 loss to the New York Islanders in their previous contest. The Kings had an average offensive outing in this defeat. In this game, they converted 3 of the 25 shots they tried. Furthermore, they had 2 power play chances but weren't able to score. Los Angeles had a total of 9 penalty minutes for this game. The Corsi for the Kings was 57 and the Corsi against was 53 telling us they have a Corsi percentage of 51.8%. Their Fenwick was 37 and the Fenwick against at even strength was 40, which earned them a Fenwick percentage of 48.1%. They earned 21 face-off wins at even strength and lost 27 attempts to control the puck. Their offensive zone starts came in at 53.3% and they had a PDO of 96.9 in this game. With regard to the opposition's stats, the New York Islanders racked up 33 shots. They had 11 minutes in the box and they earned a total of 1 power play chance.
The Rangers will be looking to get a victory in this matchup and for the current year they sit with 26 victories and 23 defeats. In terms of goal differential, they are ranked 11th in the Eastern Conference and 17th in the league with +3. They currently have a total of 173 goals for the year which has them at 7th in the conference. New York has a save % as a team of .905 which has them ranked 15th in the league, meaning scoring chances could present themselves. They have a team shooting percentage of 10.6% putting them at 5th in the Eastern Conference. In goal for New York is Henrik Lundqvist who is having a tough campaign by giving up 3.13 goals against average and that places him 25th among Eastern Conference goaltenders and 54th among goaltenders in the NHL. In the 1,516 mins he has played, he has surrendered 79 goals. He has a save percentage of .907, which has him sitting 21st among Eastern Conference goaltenders and 42nd among goaltenders in the NHL.
The New York Rangers faced off against the Buffalo Sabres in a matchup where the Rangers took a loss by a tally of 3 - 2. In this outing, New York had a 53.0% Corsi rating. They got there by having a Corsi of 61 while the opposition earned a Corsi of 54. Their Fenwick rate was 54.2% with a Fenwick of 45 and the Sabres having earned a 38 Fenwick at even strength. This Corsi rating is telling of the kind of game that New York had and you could say that they have had better days on the ice. Their PDO at even strength was 90.9 and they finished this one with an oZS percentage of 60.6%. The Rangers netted 2 goals out of the 39 shots on goal they were seeking. They had 2 power play attempts in this game and converted 1 out of those chances. As for their opponent, the Sabres had 1 power play opportunity but weren't able to take advantage of it. New York gave way to 28 shots on goal and the Sabres ended up with a total of 4 minutes in the box.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take New York (-165) and under the total goals
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